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Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Saint George November 30th 2018

Our 10 day sailing adventure from St. Lucia to Grenada is done and we are now relaxing at a beach front cottage in Grenada. We fly home tomorrow.... read more
Crew
Admiralty bay
Skipper at rest

Central America Caribbean » Grenada February 18th 2018

We say farewell to St.Lucia with a beautiful sunset. Saturday 17th February - No alarm call this morning as we had nothing special planned in St.Georges Grenada. Having visited before we had seen most of the interesting sights of the island.We pulled back the curtains to see what looked like a block of flats alongside us! It was the huge vessel that we had seen in St.Lucia, let's hope we're not being stalked by this giant. The sun was shining but then a quick shower meant everything on the balcony and decks were wet so we enjoyed watching the world from the observatory. There were lots of people making for the duty free shopping mall - not my idea of a relaxing way to spend the day! We didn't recognise the area where our ship was ... read more
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St. Georges Grenada
St.Georges Grenada

Central America Caribbean » Grenada January 24th 2018

Mittwoch, 24.01.2018 Saint George’s (Grenada): sonnig, Min. 24°C Max.28°C Der heutige Ausflug in die Natur von Grenada war ein voller Erfolg. Zwar musste ich wieder den Wecker stellen, habe da schon langsam Übung darin, doch es hatte sich auf alle Fälle gelohnt. Nun folgen ja wieder zwei Tage auf See, an denen wir nicht so früh aufstehen müssen. Mit einem kleinen Toyotabus ging es über die Insel in ein Regenwaldreservat. Obwohl im Moment Trockenzeit, regnete es auf der Hinfahrt ziemlich heftig. Durch den heftigen Regenguss, war der Weg durch das Dickicht sehr nass und entsprechend rutschig. Obwohl in der Tourenbeschreibung stand, dass man gutes Schuhwerk tragen sollte und die Tour für Personen mit eingeschränkter Mobilität nicht zu empfehlen ist, waren doch Leute in Badeschuhen und auch einer mit Krücken dabei. Na ... read more
Passagierterminal.
Costa Luminös und die Azura.
Saint George's, vom Schiff aus gesehen.


We don’t know quite what is going on, but the BLOG still may not be working the way we expected. Now when I follow my own “subscribed link” to the new entry, it does not show me the photos. If any subscriber is having trouble seeing the pictures, when you get a blog notice, follow the manual link at www.mytb.org/Garvin2018, That method does show me the text and my own pictures in the posting. Sorry! Today we invaded Grenada, but less dramatically than in 1983. We will leave it to the younger readers to research the part the USA played in the “War for Grenada”. However our driver did tell us his version reflecting the opinions of a resident who was here at that time. We docked in St George’s about 7:00 this morning. This is ... read more
Guide sharing samples
Partial view of Garden
Getting off the bus

Central America Caribbean » Grenada December 11th 2017

Grenada (pronounced 'Gri-NAY-da') has been dubbed the 'Spice Island' because of its impressive production of a wide variety of spices, of which nutmeg is the most plentiful. The island is a heady mix of rainforests, fecund valleys, terraced gardens and rivers that fall away to white-sand beaches, bays and craggy cliffs. St George's, the capital, is considered one of the most attractive in the Caribbean, built around a harbor known as the Carnenage. It comprises one main island with a couple of smaller islands, has a population of just over 100,000, and lies at the southern tip of the Windward chain where, apart from Jamaica, it is the closest of the Caribbean islands to Venezuela. We took our first organised excursion here, titled 'Nutmeg and Falls', which had us first driving north up the west coast ... read more
Hard at work at the nutmeg plant
Colourful hillside houses in St George's
Taking the ship's tender into St George's

Central America Caribbean » Grenada November 27th 2017

Our ship docked in St.George's which is the capital of Grenada referred to as the Island of Spice. It is a busy town selling agricultural produce as well as all the spices.They grow nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves and many others here. At one point the island produced 90% of the world market of nutmeg but a hurricane decimated the crops and they have never really recovered back to where they were. We went to the top of the island which is volcanic and now covered in rainforest. We trekked through the Grand Etang National Park with a guide who was extremely knowledgeable about all the local plants and trees. As we walked through he showed us the nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger ,papaya, banana and cashew trees to name but a few. All have good medicinal properties. ... read more
Stefan at the top pf the Rainforest
Our guide shows us a nutmeg tree
Fording the river

Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Carriacou February 27th 2017

The Carriacou Carnival is currently taking place. Carriacou is one of the Grenadian Islands, and strangely a bastion of Shakespearean theatre... of sorts. Pierrot, or Shakespearean Mas, is a tradition celebrated on Shrove Tuesday (I know I'm a day early, but I've got pancakes to make tomorrow), as part of the carnival that stretches over a long weekend. The Mas is performed by wandering actors who walk around the island performing Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar and beating each other with sticks when they make a mistake It is a carryover from the plantation era, when slaves were forced to perform for their owners and were hit when they made any errors. One site descibes it as 'an annual opportunity to mock the mannerisms and cruelties of the past. To celebrate this strange carnival, I challenged my friends ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Carriacou December 8th 2016

Geo: 12.4768, -61.4534We made it to Carriacou....beating into the wind. Not such a pleasant journey...but happy to be here. ... read more
Grand Mal, Grenada
Watching the sunset...and it was an amazing one!
tony

Central America Caribbean » Grenada November 21st 2016

Geo: 12.0096, -61.7315We made it back to Grenada safe and sound after a very long day of travel. The bright Super moon played a significant role in helping us find a ladder upon arrival. We are in the boatyard for ten days before we splash - which is ok because it is so hot here that we can't work more than a few hours per day. In our first week here we probably lost 3 pounds each due to excessive sweating. We are drinking water and Gatorade in excess to rehydrate! Life on the hard sure ain't glamorous! Upon arrival, we had no fresh food aboard, so we ate food that the "lunch ladies" serve out of their car at the boatyard gate. Turned out, there was also a small garden market that comes to the ... read more
Just after the full moon...6am
Home sweet home, with laundry drying
Our neighbour look down on us.




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